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18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.
1 Corinthians 10
17 Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all share the one loaf.
20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
20 For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ 39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: ketsuko
How do you expect people to be in unity when your god separates us into heaven or hell? How is there unity when your god ordered the slaughter of people and separated a few tribes as his "chosen people" and alienated/killed anyone who disagreed? How is there any unity in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam who all worship the same god but fight amongst each other?
There is no unity in Christianity, the 20,000+ denominations speak volumes to that truth. "It's people, not God that separates", well why did god separate Israel from everyone else and why did he concoct a book that divides with the thousands of interpretations that are possible from it? Why couldn't god make the bible able to be interpreted in one way instead of thousands? That would have gone a long way to creating unity within the Christian community, but as we have it today, it is the most fractured community around.
No, the bible or its god does not bring unity, it brings discord and confusion. Look at the thousands of interpretations that can be gleaned from its words. Again, there is no unity in the bible, none at all.